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Crevasse Rescue Course: About

CREVASSE RESCUE COURSE

Learning crevasse rescue is the first step to becoming a competent member of a mountaineering team. Many alpine objectives in Washington and beyond require glacier travel. While we all hope never to have to pull a teammate out of a crevasse, preparation and practice is important. 

All guides are AMGA Certified Alpine Guides.

Course length

This is a one day course.​

Location

This course will be held at either Snoqualmie Pass or Stevens Pass near Seattle depending on weather and conditions. 

Dates

Private Course Availability: April and May. ​

Group Course Dates:

April 1st

April 8th

April 15th

April 22nd

April 29th​​

If you are looking for a date later in the Summer, check out our 3-5 day Glacier Mountaineering Course.

​Prerequisite

None, we recommend that you have some experience with snow travel and ice axe use but it is not required. We also recommend this course for people who have taken crevasse rescue in the past and are looking for a refresher. It's important to keep these skills current!

Course Ratio 

Max 6:1

Group Course Pricing

$175 per person​ 

Please note we will have to charge private course rates if only 2 people sign up.

Private Course Pricing

1 participant: $450

2 participants: $275 per person

3 participants: $200 per person

4+ participants: $175 per person

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SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

  • Equipment selection for glacier travel and crevasse rescue

  • Knots necessary for crevasse rescue

  • Hitches necessary for crevasse rescue

  • How to build snow anchors

  • Hauling systems

  • Crevasse rescue

  • Ascending techniques

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

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INCLUSIONS

  • Instruction and guiding from an AMGA certified Alpine Guide

  • Climbing Permits

  • Use of group technical equipment such as ropes​ and snow anchors

  • Crevasse rescue practice

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal Climbing Equipment (We do have some to loan so talk to us if this is an issue)

  • Transportation

  • Lodging or Camping before and after course

  • Food while on the trip

  • Trip Insurance

  • Guide Gratuity

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